RS & WBV Whole Body Vibration Workshop is being held on WEDNESDAY 26 APRIL at the Grand Harbour hotel in the port of Southampton.

Mon, 10 April 2017

RS & WBV – Repetitive Shock & Whole Body Vibration – sessions look at how requirements and expectations are changing for planning craft in all sectors. Professional operators can learn techniques to improve efficiency and safety for everyone onboard, including crew and passengers.

The fast moving workshop style programme brings together an international group of experts armed with the latest knowledge to identify problems that affect the maritime sector worldwide - and highlight potential solutions to attendees from a wide range of organisations.

Workshop Lead John Haynes said, ‘Having trained over 100 organisations we know that any incidence of injuries to crew and passengers can affect the overall performance of an organisation. There is no 'one off' solution to the demands of fast boats at sea. This seminar looks beyond suspension seats and highlights why an effective shock mitigation strategy is essential.’ 

As workboats are going further offshore and used for longer periods each day the occupants need to be considered. Injuries to back, knee, hip and neck are typical on RIBs and planing craft. Recent activity in the UK has been driven by a need to comply with Vibration Directives, which will still apply with or without Brexit. Dynamic panel discussions enable attendees to ask the hard questions to genuine experts.

Sessions highlight the most current training and practical solutions. Presenters include:

John Haynes - Workshop Lead / Managing Director, Shock Mitigation

‘Developing a Holistic Strategy for Shock Mitigation on Fast Boats’

Prof Jelte Bos - TNO, Dutch Organisation for Applied Scientific Research

‘How Vessel Motion Affects Human Health and Performance’

Dr Thomas Coe - Senior Consultant, Frazer-Nash Consultancy / Naval Design Partnership

‘UK Ministry of Defence Multidisciplinary Approach to Maritime Shock Mitigation’

John Haynes - Workshop Lead / Specialist RS & WBV Trainer, Shock Mitigation Solutions

‘How Understanding Repetitive Shock and Whole Body Vibration can Reduce Injury’

James Taylor - President & CEO, SKYDEX Technologies

Julian Morgan - Managing Director, KPM Marine

Paul Taylor - Founder & CEO, SHOXS

‘Learning from On-Water Trials, Testing and Other Transport Sectors to Improve Crew Safety’

26 APRIL - WORKSHOP: 09.00 to 17.00 - including refreshments / CPD certificate.

NETWORKING LUNCH: 13.00 to 14.00 - half hour breaks morning & afternoon.

Workshop is relevant to Workboats, Pilot Boats, Patrol Boats, Search & Rescue, Survey Vessels, Wind Farm Support, Superyacht Tenders, Training and Charter Vessels. Attendees include Professional, Commercial and Military Organisations, Boat Operators, Boat Builders and Equipment Manufacturers.

Supporters of the event include British Marine, Shipbuilders & Shiprepairers Association, UK Maritime Pilots Association, Southampton Marine & Maritime Institute. 20% discount for SSA / BMF / RINA / UKMPA.

Sponsors include Shockwave – Grammer Nautic – SHOXS – Scot Seats – SKYDEX Technologies.

Contact Event Manager – Julie Arthur


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